Ben Verdon

Youth Mentor (schools) & Mental Health First Aider - Enhanced DBS (Feb '22)

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Ben is a dedicated father of three and an experienced Youth Mentor at Take Part. He is committed to helping young people reach their potential and is passionate about providing them with the guidance and support they need to succeed.

Ben works as a Youth Mentor in Take Part’s Well-being Hub at New Mills School during the week. His role is to provide a safe space to develop relationships and support young people. Ben has a great ability to empower children so they can resolve current issues themselves, learn from their mistakes and develop coping strategies for the future. Ben builds healthy, trusting relationships through clear communication, he acknowledges their strengths and encourages young people to find ways to use them. Ben is an excellent listener and offers support and encouragement through emotional coaching. He has a deep understanding of the challenges young people face and is committed to helping them develop the skills and confidence they need to make positive life choices.